Attack of the Space Boulders. Its like Atari’s Asteroids, but in 3D VR FPS

Posted: 2013/10/11 in 100% Geek, Arcade room, Games, Modern gaming, Retrogaming
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Retrogamers certainly remember the arcade classic Asteroids released by Atari in arcades in 1979 – ported to home console Atari 2600 in 1981.

Well, its back. Stronger, better, and in Virtual Reality.

Attack of the boulders – oculus rift screen view. Image courtesy of cribzero.com

Attack of the Space Boulders is a new take on the same base idea: the player is in a small pod within an asteroid field, and needs to clean it out without being hit. Small differences are that the game is in FPS 3d virtual reality view, and includes “damage” in the virtual cockpit – no more lives and respawns. There’s also a tool to help with distant boulders targeting.

The game even retake the look of old Vector screens to rememorate the old arcade machine! Which is very interesting when seen in 3D.

Here’s what it looks like in action:

Attack of the Space Boulders is a technology demo for the Oculus Rift dev kit. It came to life thanks to Cribzero LLC. It is a very nice twist on an old classic, and VR fans, gamers – particularly retro gamers, and geeks in general would very much like. It doesn’t induce VR sickness as much as other VR demo regardless of its full immersion, even when engaging thrusters and moving; likely because of the visual feedbacks introduced in the game. It is likely one of the best VR gameplay available within the realms of Rift demos.

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    • wereallgeeks says:

      Vintage Atari (or arcade), mixed with super modern VR helmet, The visual look is kept, regardless of the 3D. Super nice touch.

      It is very immersive – it is a great idea they had of transforming Asteroids like that. Wonder if they’ll make more old games this way. 😀

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